At the moment, a manned mission to Proxima Centauri involves a number of problems and challenges that we are still unable to solve.
[caption id="attachment_44035" align="alignleft" width="320"] First stage of the Falcon 9 rocket landing on SpaceX's floating platform. / Mètode[/caption] When NASA was founded, the USAF (United States Air Force) was deep into the development
When I was a kid, I was told that stars were faraway suns, and I asked myself if all of them had planets around. For many years I was convinced
Imagine a solar panel that can transform almost one hundred percent of the sunlight it receives into electricity. To make the most out of nights, place
If anything makes space travel particular is its roughness: fuel bursting in a controlled explosion, which, more than once, end up being uncontrolled. But space exploration based on chemical rockets is well established, it
In the previous issue of Mètode I wrote about the Mars One project, which intends to send 24 colonists to Mars. The conclusion was that it looked like a spectacular scam.
You will have probably heard about the Mars One project, a Dutch private initiative that aims to establish a permanent settlement on Mars. The news has had a strong impact
Mètode In other issues we discussed the possibility (or impossibility) of travelling faster than the speed of light. We saw that hyperdrive transport, by
ESA/Hubble & NASA Travelling at hyperluminal speeds would open to humanity the possibility of exploring the whole galaxy, and even, perhaps, other galaxies. In the image, the UGC 12158, photographed by
They say that, when the last Venera probe was launched with destination to Venus, two Spanish engineers of the National Institute for Aeroespace Technology were visiting the Bakionur Cosmodrome. One
© ABC.COM The title heading today’s section is the same as the last episode of the legendary series Cosmos, in which Carl Sagan asked the following question: «We know who speaks
One of science fiction’s unfulfilled dreams was setting up settlements in other worlds. Even though there was a lot of speculation regarding space settlements when the space race was starting,